Monday, March 23, 2009

The Noro Clapotis!!

* Big thanks to Alpaca Farm Girl for asking me to link to Fiber Arts Friday....feeling quite honored* :) Check it out here ... Fiber Arts Friday

Oh yeah! I did it! I finished my Noro Clapotis!!! Ms Thang graciously modeled for me again. Actually I think she just does it to shut me up but it works. :P It took just a bit less then 5 balls of Noro Kureyon and I so love it!!! I didn't think to measure it so I'm not sure of the exact size. I also decided not to block it. I like the way it looks. The tip of each end does curl a little but I think that will relax in time.

Worn as a scarf in this photo.

More of a wrap in this one...front view.

The back view as a wrap.

Now, I'm trying to decide what to work on next. There will be another Clapotis or two in the future but for now I'm taking a break from that. I might cast on a pair of socks if I can find a pattern that I really like.

I also did manage to get in some practice on my crochet today. I am kinda excited but waiting to see what my "teacher" says about what I did. I emailed Brian a photo to give me advice and see how I did. I even made a little granny square using a YouTube video. It is not pretty but it does kinda look like a granny square. :P

It's late and I am off to bed. Hope you all had a great weekend. And Happy Birthday to Cat!!!! I think she turns 21 today. lol Night all! Hugs!

Friday, March 13, 2009

A Little Luck on Friday the 13th...

I didn't get around to trying the crochet shamrock pin just yet. I did manage to get a knitted one done though. I found this cute little shamrock on Vickie Howell's blog. She MUST be a mind reader. It's super cute and quick to knit not to mention easy. I do love quick and easy.

This one was made with some scraps of Sugar & Cream on a US Size 2 needle. Not much fun and pretty fussy working with tiny needles and worsted weight yarn. It was worth it. I Bedazzled the little green stone in the center. I also made another one with I Love This Yarn scraps but I haven't had a chance to get a photo of that one yet. I used a US Size 5 needle for that one and it was a lot nicer to work with and knit up even faster. I also tried doing a four leaf clover but I just couldn't get it to look as cute as the 3 leaves so I just stuck with the 3. :P

Thanks, Vickie for such a cute little pattern. Hop over to her blog and check it's a free pattern. I just need to make a few more for my daughter to give her best friends and I'm good. Well, actually I only need one more. Cool!!

Hope you're all having nice's turned cold here again after almost a week of Spring weather. I am sooo ready for Spring to stay.

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Friday the 13th! :P

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

We Did Get Snow....

So it was actually last week that we got the snow but you know how slow I am with the blogging. I didn't really get many photos of the snow itself since it was so cold and I didn't want to go out and freeze my behind off. :P It was already melting by the next morning so most of the photos are the leftover ice and snow remnants.

I won't do much yakking since the pictures pretty much speak for themselves....just wanted to share them with you.

Off to put away my Noro Clapotis for the day and get some much needed sleep. Take care and hugs to everyone!!